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Flagship Program

The Leadership Spokane program is an intensive, 10-month commitment to personal growth, professional development and community service. Participants gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a citizen-leader and explore the tenets of servant leadership. At the same time, they develop a broad knowledge of the Spokane community and key issues facing the region. This knowledge is put into practice throughout the program through tours and community service activities. Finally, participants build a strong local network while also learning to create a personal leadership vision and a plan to achieve it.

Mission Statement

We are a catalyst - educating and uniting diverse, collaborative leaders to ensure a vibrant Spokane.

How do we define leadership?

Leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve a common goal, the outcome of which is greater than what they would have otherwise been able to accomplish.

Topics covered during the course of the program include:

  • Servant Leadership
  • Regional Economy
  • Healthy Community
  • Human Needs
  • Media and Communication
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Education
  • Governance
  • The Arts
  • Community Involvement


  • Community Immersion Experience - Acquire relevant understanding of our community
  • Identify opportunities, and increase problem solving skills
  • Acquire diversity and cross-cultural competency
  • Learn how to set community examples and standards
  • Learn "life-long" leadership skills for your professional and personal life
  • Improve team building and communication skills
  • Learn about practical leadership skills
  • Build confidence, self-esteem and enhance social skills through peer-to-peer learning
  • Obtain Servant Leadership skills
  • Participate in a strong alumni association
  • Build relationships across business sectors and differences